Whether you’re a two-parent family or a single-parent family raising your kids is not a walk in the park. What happens though when you’re a single dad with all that it implies? Do single dads have it harder on them raising kids all on their own? Or might they have it slightly easier than single moms? Is there anything called “easy” though where raising your kids is concerned though?
You guessed rightly, there’s nothing called “easy” where raising is kids is involved, it just depends on the varying degrees of hardness. So where do single dads stand in all of this? If two-parent families have a hard time then how are the lowly single dads supposed to cope?
Well, first of all, you should stop thinking of yourselves as “lowly” to begin with. There’s no such thing as lowly single dads, I’m sorry to say that it’s all in your minds and is a social and media-driven myth. Single dads are just as capable of bringing up children on their own as are single mothers, and with no less degree of success either.
It’s all in your mind whether you’re going to give in to the stereotypical image of single dads and be as helpless as a newborn baby when it comes to raising your kids or whether you’re going to take the bull by the horns and raise your kids the way they should be.
So you’re a single dad, does it matter? You can do everything that a mother could do, except for breastfeeding of course, but you must have heard of milk bottles by now right? So use them! And if your kids are more grown-up and top the scale at knee-high to a grasshopper you can still do everything that a mother could. Single dads can still heal and kiss away hurt knees and elbows, and you can still try your hand at baking.
What about when they get older? You can teach them to drive, advise them when they fall in love for the first time, and console them when they go through their first breakup. Single dads are qualified to all this and more. So what are you waiting for? Your child needs you and just because you’re one of the many single dads out there it doesn’t necessarily follow that you’ll be incompetent and unable to bring up your children to be a credit to you.